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Grimsby Town 0-4 Salford City

A hat-trick from Ian Henderson inspired Salford to a comfortable victory against Grimsby.

After scoring penalties either side of half-time at Blundell Park, the veteran striker nodded home a third to secure three points.

Richie Towell was also on target from the penalty spot in stoppage time.

Grimsby came close to taking the lead inside five minutes when Salford captain Ash Eastham inadvertently turned a Danny Preston cross inches wide.

After denying Owura Edwards, City goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky was called into action to deny Matt Green on the half-hour - and Salford promptly made their mark at the other end.

Grimsby defender Elliott Hewitt felled Henderson in the box, with the latter dusting himself down to score from 12 yards.

The Ammies turned the screw when Henderson slotted home another in the 63rd minute, before completing his hat-trick with a glancing header.

There was still time for Towell to add his name to the scoresheet after Ludvig Ohman saw red for a challenge on the Salford man.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 22Hewitt
  • 5ÖhmanBooked at 90mins
  • 32Idehen
  • 3Preston
  • 26Taylor
  • 15Clifton
  • 21TilleyBooked at 48minsSubstituted forGibsonat 58'minutes
  • 20Edwards
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forStarbuckat 78'minutes
  • 7GreenSubstituted forMohsniat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 12Gibson
  • 14Spokes
  • 18Mohsni
  • 23Russell
  • 29Starbuck
  • 34Boyd

Salford

  • 1Hladky
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 5Eastham
  • 16Turnbull
  • 3TourayBooked at 89mins
  • 17TowellBooked at 56mins
  • 4Lowe
  • 10HunterBooked at 28minsSubstituted forCarvalho Andradeat 86'minutes
  • 37Thomas-Asante
  • 9Elliott
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forSmithat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Armstrong
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 19Wilson
  • 24Smith
  • 28Denny
  • 31Evans
  • 32Golden
Referee:
Declan Bourne

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home19
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Salford City 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Salford City 4.

  3. Post update

    Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Salford City 4. Richard Towell (Salford City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  4. Dismissal

    Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) is shown the red card.

  5. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Penalty Salford City. Richard Towell draws a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joseph Starbuck.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joseph Starbuck (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Martin Smith replaces Ian Henderson.

  10. Booking

    Ibou Touray (Salford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ibou Touray (Salford City).

  12. Post update

    Owura Edwards (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Bruno Andrade replaces Ashley Hunter.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Grimsby Town).

  15. Post update

    Richard Towell (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ashley Hunter (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ian Henderson with a headed pass.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Elliott Hewitt with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Brandon Thomas-Asante.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Montel Gibson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Ashley Eastham (Salford City).